My facebook notifications told me I have six upcoming events today, so I’d thought I’d share some info about them and others organized by strong network of influencers (you guys rock, by the way). Thanks to them, in spite of these dreary forecasts, Chicago is offering a lot during Memorial Day Weekend. Plus, I’d like to think those meteorologists don’t know what they’re talking about considering that I’ve been burning up since Monday. With that said, here are three parties and a playlists to get you through your Memorial Day festivities!
Although this post comes a little late in the Lemonade commentary battle, this isn't a Lemonade graduate student interest letter--although it almost was. This post, also, isn't a anti-white or anti-Iggy essay. I don't really care how any particular celebrity does since they don't ensure my survival on this planet. I just thought I'd share my thoughts on Iggy's ignorant comments regarding the phrase "Becky With The Good Hair" and My delayed response to that ignorance.
My experience at the Queen’s Brunch for Women Entrepreneurs for Women Entrepreneurs was a fantastic gathering of Black Girl Bosses from across the city. I was invited by Atkco a company founded by Shayna Atkins that’s dedicated to supporting start-up businesses from idea to product launch. I’m not sure if the ancestors were summoned, or it there was witchcraft afoot, but some special moments occurred Saturday afternoon, making the brunch a gathering of black girl magic I will never forget.
Towanna Walker and Showanna Wilson, the mother-daughter fashion duo behind Anjel’s Boutique in Historic Downtown Homewood, will hold their 3rd Annual Spring Fashion Show May 14th, 2016 from 4 pm to 7 pm at their storefront location. The fashion show will focus on new styles for the spring season as well as quality, well-constructed fashions from prominent and cutting-edge designers from the greater Chicagoland & Midwest areas. After styling celebrities such as Shawn from Chicago Fire, Val Warner of Windy City Live, and Sonya Blakey of V103, these leading ladies have decided to share their love of fashion to the masses.
On Tuesday, May 10th, Burrell Communications will host an On The Table discussion with help from The Chicago Community Trust. The firm joins other community-based organizations, influencers, and their leaders who are also hosting conversations the same day at different mealtimes (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)--including the La’Keisha Gray-Sewell of the Girls Like Me Project, Molly Cantrell-Kraig of Women With Drive, and Reverend Julian DeShazier from the University Church of Chicago--to share new, creative ideas to further develop the great city we love. Learn more about “On The Table,” Burrell’s conversation, and how you can join the discussion.
Are you having a panic attack because Mother’s Day is Sunday and you forgot to get Ma’Dukes a gift? First of all, take a deep breath. You still have plenty of time to get mommy dearest the perfect gift. Luckily for you, The Lyke Aesthetic has you covered with five places to get a mother’s day gift from, last minute. Are you calm now? Good. Let’s take a look at a list of some local shops, boutiques, and accessory brands to help you get started. Be prepared, you might forget about your mom again and start shopping for yourself, so stay focused!
Today is Cinco de Mayo, commemorating the Mexican army’s victory over France in 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. Since then, the holiday has become a debauched fiesta of tequila, tacos, and turn up (not that anyone is really complaining). Because it’s Thursday, though, and I want to see people have fun without losing their jobs, here are some easy ways to extend your Cinco De Mayo celebration through the weekend in Chicago. Thank you Cinco De Mayo, the fiesta that keeps on giving!
Usually, The Lyke Aesthetic features articles about the best places to go, the newest influencers in the Chicago area, and the best music to play by indie Chicago artists. As of late, however, I’ve been inspired to share personal stories from my experience with these amazing people, places, sounds and gatherings. After my recent social media break this past weekend, I realized there are some pretty good side-effects to going off the grid and turning into a hermit crab (maybe not-so-much a hermit crab, but you get my point, hopefully). Here are three reasons why (occasionally) stay inside and occasionally miss the open mic.